Digital copies of your DVDs can be a great way to pass the time when
traveling, but you lose some of the DVD’s functionality in the ripping
process. For instance, in the past, subtitles had to be permanently on
or off in a rip, but we’ve developed a simple workaround that will let
you add soft subtitles (ones that can be toggled on or off) whether
you’re watching your film in QuickTime, in iTunes, or on your iPhone.
You can even add subtitles in multiple languages by adding more than
one soft-subtitle track.
By now, you've probably downloaded the iPad friendly iTunes 9.1, which includes the various tweaks it needed to function on the iPad. You may have also noticed that audiobooks and ebooks are now
joined together as one big category of Books, which means that the day is dawning upon us. Well, in preparation, we checked out the new iTunes update to see how Books really works, and if it'll deliver all that Apple faithful have dreamed it would.
It’s been a busy week for Apple -- between prepping for the iPad this Saturday and updating Mac OS X 10.6.3, they’ve also found the time to update a lot of smaller pieces and parts, too. One of those is the MobileMe Gallery app for the iPhone.
If a new report is to be believed, developers’ enthusiasm for the iPad is losing some of its lustre -- while the Android platform is surging. Somebody better tell that to all the iPhone OS developers who are tripping over themselves to get their apps in users’ hands when the iPad is finally available this weekend.
Greenpeace giveth, and Greenpeace taketh away. The international environmental advocacy group is once again criticizing Apple, this time over the iPad’s addition to the growing market for cloud computing.
In an effort to stave off the quell of angry iPhone users with dropped calls and slow data connections, it appears that AT&T stepped in to help Apple tweak the device so it used available bandwidth more efficiently.
With only a few days until we get the iPad in our hands, we start getting giddy about our coverage of the device. Plus we discuss who's getting an iPad now, who's waiting until 3G, and who's holding out until the second generation and why.
New iPhone rumors fly about the Internet with very little to back them up other than speculation heaped upon speculation.
Plus, we answer your hard-hitting Twitter and Facebook questions!
Okay, they weren't that hard-hitting.
The Omni Group has been a major player in the productivity market on
Mac for many years, and even made a launch-day move on the iPhone App
Store in 2008 with its award-winning OmniFocus task management app. But
for Apple's next portable device, Omni has even grander plans: the
company announced in January that it will bring all five of its core
productivity and design apps--OmniGraffle, OmniPlan, OmniOutliner,
OmniGraphSketcher, and the aforementioned OmniFocus--to the iPad in
Last year, photographers interested in Apple’s software had to choose
between Aperture, a pro-level image organizer and editor, and its
farm-club counterpart, iPhoto ’09. It was a tough decision because
power users needed the editing tools in Aperture but were tempted by
Faces, Places, and other iPhoto-only tricks. Aperture 3 rebalances the
roster, adding those iPhoto functions while also juicing up with
high-end tools like Brushes. It’s an impressive update, and Aperture’s
streamlined, iPhoto-esque interface welcomes intermediates while
meeting the demands of power users.
The iPhone is a sexy gadget, but Apple wants to make sure it’s not that
kind of sexy. Much ado has been made over its zealous monitoring of the
App Store’s so-called vulgar content and its uneven enforcement of
content standards. And when Apple selectively purged over 5,000 naughty
apps from the App Store in February, the conversation grew louder. But
what are we really talking about?
Parental Advisory:This article deals with adult subject matter.
When coupled with the iPad's already extensive media capabilities, a
high-resolution SlingPlayer application will make the tablet a winning
go-to media extension device, whether you're at home or on the go.